Last November, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 151, the Waste-Free Ontario Act and a waste reduction and resource recovery strategy that could put the province at the forefront of environmental protection and resource conservation.  How will the new legislation impact products and packaging stewards? Read our latest post here.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is committed to engaging with a wide range of parties to discuss the Waste Free Ontario Act and draft Strategy. They are holding a series of regional consultation sessions across Ontario in the month of January and the 90-day review and comment period will close February 29th, 2016.


  • Tuesday, January 12 @ 9am – 12:30pm (Erie-Thames-St.Clair Room)
  • Thursday, January 14 @ 9am – 12:30pm (Kenora-Nipigon-Nipissing Room)
  • Tuesday, January 19 @ 9am – 12:30pm (Erie-Thames-St.Clair Room)
  • Address: 900 Bay Street, Macdonald Block (2nd floor)


  • Thursday, January 21 @ 1pm – 4:30pm
  • Address: 1 Stone Road West, Conference Room 2 (main floor)

Thunder Bay

  • Tuesday, January 26 @ 1pm – 4:30pm
  • Address: 435 James Street, South, Superior Boardroom (3rd floor)


  • Thursday, January 28 @ 1pm – 4:30pm
  • Address: 172 Gigues Avenue, Routhier Community Centre

RSVP your name and contact information to If you are not able to attend, you still have the opportunity to provide your comments on the proposed Act and draft Strategy through the Environmental Registry: Waste-Free Ontario Act and Draft Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy.

We Can Help.

RSE can provide assistance to you or your industry association regarding any questions or comments you may have about the proposed legislation. Please contact us today.